With the industrial pneumatics moving more into electronics, the
controller and its CPX terminals provide machine builders with the means
of overseeing all the units, including pneumatic, electric drives or
I-O functions. The unit can operate autonomously or in conjunction with a
host controller, such as a master PLC, and be used an intelligent slave
in fieldbus systems to provide localized pre-processing.
Other features include a 400MHz low power consumption 32-bit processor, backed by 64MB of memory, and an Ethernet 10/100 Base-T interface for programming and host controller communications. The controller can accommodate communication protocols CANopen, DeviceNet, EtherCat, EtherNet/IP, Interbus, Modbus TCP (transmission communication protocol), Profibus and Profinet.
Carries an IP65/67 rating against dust and water ingress, and has the ability to deploy the CPX terminal and its constituent modules in the same environment as the machine itself.